Good news Gaeilgeoirí - the EU are hiring up to 180 Irish speakers 5 years ago

Good news Gaeilgeoirí - the EU are hiring up to 180 Irish speakers

You'll need a lot more than the cupla focal for this one.

Up to 180 jobs in translation are expected to become available with the EU between now and 2021.

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A recruitment campaign for the first 62 jobs was launched in Dublin today, at an event hosted by RTÉ's Sharon Ní Bheoláin.

The Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs, Sean Kyne, said that the announcement demonstrates practical reasons for people to study Irish.

“Often, school students have felt there were only very limited careers arising out of Irish language studies.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to pursue a rewarding international career and to raise the profile of our national language across Europe." He said.

The jobs would be based in Brussels and Luxembourg.

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You can apply for the positions here.